Documenting Decisions: Tips, Tools, Techniques and Lessons Learned in Report Writing
This recorded webinar included tips from the field on technical story telling: How
are those in the field writing integrated feasibility study and environmental
compliance documents that are both technically complete and readable?
Jacksonville and Little Rock Districts shared recent experiences and lessons
learned as they prepared and released draft reports for public - and concurrent
internal - review.
- Developing the Feasibility Report Tips, Tools & Examples
- Federal Plain Language Guidelines
GPO Style Manual
The U.S. Government Publishing Office is authorized to determine the form and style of Government printing. The Style Manual is the product of many years of public printing experience, and its rules are based on principles of good usage and custom in the printing trade. Essentially, the Style Manual is a standardization device designed to achieve uniform word and type treatment, and aiming for economy of word use. The Style Manual has served Federal printers since 1894, and with each new edition, the traditions of printing and graphic arts are carried forward into new technologies.
- Integrated Report Format and Content Outline (PDF)
Approach taken by Jacksonville District to develop integrated feasibility study and
reports, with details on the content of the 100-page main feasibility study report
and the appendices.
Planning Bulletin 2019-02: Incorporation of External Reports in to Studies and Decision Documents
The purpose of this Planning Bulleting is to provide guidance on the use of data, information, and reports produced by groups outside of USACE (including project partners, other federal, state, and local governments, academia, and non-governmental organization) in studies and decision documents. This guidance is intended to reinforce the existing approach of considering benefits, costs, and impacts across the four accounts (national economic development (NED), regional economic development (RED), environmental quality, and other social effects (OSE)) to inform decision-makers throughout the government, non-governmental organizations, and the public.
- USACE Communications Toolbox